Bil Bungay opens haunted B&B to the thrill-seeking public

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

July 8, 2014 | 2 min read

Bil Bungay, one of the founders of advertising agency BMB, has converted a haunted house, known to some as the site of the UK's "most violent" haunting, into a B&B.

The tales of hauntings said to have taken place in the ex-council house, which is on sale at a price of £1,666,666, later formed the inspiration for the British poltergeist movie 'When the Lights Went Out'.

Disappointingly, the website claims that the poltergeist is only “Europe’s most violent”.

Visitors are instructed that: “30 East Drive, Pontefract is NOT a traditional guesthouse, a Hotel or a B&B: It isn’t catered for, you won’t be covered by insurance and frankly, the owner DOES NOT recommend that you stay here.”

“If however you get a thrill from the idea of staying in this modest ex-council house in the company of the scariest poltergeist in European history, then be our guest. Literally, a guest."

The B&B website describes the accommodation as a “very modest”, 1950s, ex-council property. Furthermore there is a record of all the house's hauntings.

Occurrences include “small room trashed by ‘Fred’”, "shadow of a man walks from kitchen into neighbour’s house” and “glowing balls of blue light in the corridor"

Having witnessed events himself, Bil refuses to stay in the property.

Is it just hype? Why don't you go stay there and find out?

"Coincidentally, when McGuinness left BMB it was suggested that we change the business name to B&B, but the prospect of providing beds and a breakfast proved a little daunting” said Bil.

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